GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bramerton Riverside Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This walk takes you along a pleasant section of the River Yare near the village of Bramerton in Norfolk.
You can start the walk from the public riverside car park just to the north of the village at Woods End. Near here there's also the Water's Edge Pub which has an alternative car park if you'd lilke to start from there. From here you can pick up public footpaths heading east along the river to the Bramerton Pits Site of Special Scientific Interest and the Church Marsh Nature Reserve. The RSPB reserve is a fine place for spotting birds such as Kingfisher and Marsh Harrier. At the eastern end of the reserve you can also enjoy some fine views over Surlingham Broad.
At the broad you will pass the Ferry House Inn where you could stop for refreshments in the lovely garden area.
Part of the walk uses a section of the Wherryman's Way. The long distance, waymarked trail can be used to further explore the area. It runs for 35 miles from Norwich to the coast at Great Yarmouth passing through some wonderful Norfolk Broads scenery.

Postcode

NR14 7ED - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bramerton Riverside Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bramerton Riverside Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Water's Edge Gastropub is located near the car park at the start of the walk. The riverside inn dates back to the 17th century and includes outdoor seating with views over the river. They have a restaurant serving high quality dishes and a good sized car park.

Dog Walking

The riverside path makes for a pleasant dog walk but you are asked to keep them on leads in the nature reserve. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor area at the Water's Edge pub mentioned above.

Photos

Safely moored at Bramerton Common - geograph.org.uk - 1368255

Safely moored at Bramerton Common

Approaching Bramerton Common - geograph.org.uk - 1368226

Approaching Bramerton Common. This section of the footpath skirts the riverside gardens of adjoining properties, the cut grass of one of these has been dumped on the path.

The Bramerton Pits - geograph.org.uk - 1368304

The Bramerton Pits. The gate leading into the site is locked. The wooded hillside adjoining Bramerton Common at Woods End, above the southern bank of the River Yare, conceals a 12 metres thick layer of shelly silts and sands which has given its name to an early Pleistocene glacial stage called Bramertonian Stage. Bramerton Pits is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is regarded as a key reference locality. The fossil marine shellsfound here indicate that sea levels were much higher when these sediments were deposited here. A variety of fossil animals including marine fishes, extinct voles, a gomphotene mastodont and an extinct otter have been found on the site which has been excavated on several occasions.

The Wherryman's Way - to Bramerton Common - geograph.org.uk - 1368223

The Wherryman's Way

The Woods End Tavern, River Yare, Bramerton - geograph.org.uk - 658287

The Woods End Tavern, River Yare. Now the Water's Edge.

Church Marsh, Surlingham - geograph.org.uk - 811028

Church Marsh, Surlingham

The River Yare below Surlingham - geograph.org.uk - 3275493

The River Yare below Surlingham

Riverside house on the southern bank of the River Yare - geograph.org.uk - 1759865

Riverside house on the southern bank of the River Yare

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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